Go ahead with talks with Pak: CPI(M)
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Go ahead with talks with Pak: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) today asked the Government to go ahead with the proposed talks with Pakistan "regardless of their officials meeting separatist leaders of Kashmir or not" and ensure de-escalation of tensions along border.

 The CPI(M) today asked the Government to go ahead with the proposed talks with Pakistan "regardless of their officials meeting separatist leaders of Kashmir or not" and ensure de-escalation of tensions along border.

" The CPI(M) has consistently maintained the process of dialogue with Pakistan should continue. We think continuation of this process is important also for de-escalation of tensions that are being built

up (along borders) and this is necessary,"  the CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.

"We have told the Government not to use this pretext of such talks (to discontinue parleys with Pakistan). Such talks with separatist outfits in Kashmir have been held by Pakistani embassy officials for many years now," he added.

Yechury said "Everyone knows" that talks between Pakistan and the separatist leaders could not have taken place in the past without Indian Government's sanction.  And what is important right now is to de-escalate these tensions to ensure there is no further loss of life of our jawans, who are bravely defending our borders," he said.

Yechury alleged that the Government has during its year-long tenure sent a "very clear message" that the dialogue process should not continue. "That we think is wrong and very harmful for interest of our country and people," he added.

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